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A Phallic Failure

July 22, 2012

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Conservative biblical scholar Mike Bird recently blogged a response to Doug Wilson’s quote on sexuality (written in a book thirteen years ago and cited recently by Jared Wilson): When we quarrel with the way the world is, we find that the world has ways of getting back at us. In other words, however we try, the […]

Why Biblical Masculinities

May 8, 2012

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Gender informs our context. Certainly, it is not the only thing that does; we are complex beings. We understand our world through many different lenses—religion, race, economics, family, the media—and these lenses are more or less impossible to separate from one another. Because each person comes from such a unique context it makes sense that the way they read books or articles, interact online, or understand movies and TV shows will also be unique. Being one of these lenses through which people in our world construct their identity, gender has also become an important point of discussion in the public realm. Furthermore, as a piece of public discourse, perhaps more so in Christian communities, the Bible is a point where these conversations surrounding gender take place. Indeed, our own identities play a role in the way Christians understand sacred texts.